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Promo's Picks Of The Passing Decade

Actually I wanted to write a blog as several of my colleagues, but now that we have this nifty new feature there's no reason to bother with formatting all the pics and stuff

So this was it. The decade which saw me turning into a metalhead. Actually I've been listening to metal since 17 years now, but not on a regular basis. This changed (to the better) when I joined this site in the good old days of MSR. Agalloch, Anathema and Tristania got me used to growls, Immortal and Agathodaimon to extreme metal as a whole and soon enough I was hooked to the vast plethora of styles which are to be found in heavy metal. The following list presents my personal top 50 of this decade. The order isn't really set in stone, neither is my musical taste, but at least the top 10 are somewhat fixed. Especially the 2009 releases, of which none made it into my top 25, might not stand the test of time. And please don't message me because you disagree with some of the genres, they are neither there to be discussed nor to educate, but to give an impression what the bands sound like. If you have about the same (broad) taste as I have, but aren't familiar with some of these releases, try to get your hands on them. You won't regret it

1. Negură Bunget - OM
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Redemption - The Origins of Ruin
4. Dark Tranquillity - Character
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro

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Created by Promonex on 01.03.2010



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The Best Black Metal Albums

Only 1 album per band;
Rating:
10: 1-4.
9: 5-32.
8: 33-50.

1. Summoning - Stronghold
2. Dornenreich - Bitter Ist's Dem Tod Zu Dienen
3. Shining - V - Halmstad
4. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
5. Kampfar - Kvass

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Created by Diabolos on 08.05.2010



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



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Top Black Metal Records

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
3. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
4. Setherial - Nord
5. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky

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Created by EmperorIX on 16.06.2010



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Best 100 Albums Of The 00's

1. Cult of Luna - Salvation
2. System of a Down - Toxicity
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Tool - Lateralus
5. Satyricon - Volcano

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 26.04.2010



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Top 21 Albums Of 2007

So here's my first list. I ordered them from top to bottom.
Edited 29th October 2010: Nocturnal Breed - Fields Of Rot in.
Edited 7th November 2011: Valkyrja - The Invocation Of Demise in.

1. Rotting Christ - Theogonia
2. Watain - Sworn To The Dark
3. Behemoth - The Apostasy
4. Arkhon Infaustus - Orthodoxyn
5. Samael - Solar Soul

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Created by Koen Smits on 24.08.2010



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Top 50 Metal Albums Of The 2000's

Comprehensive list of my top 50 metal albums from the previous decade. Though a number of non-metal albums would make my 50, I have excluded them here.

1. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Negură Bunget - Om
4. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
5. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness

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Created by Damned-In-Black on 06.07.2010



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My TOP 200 Black Metal Albums

One album for every band and only full-lengths or EPs/demos with more than half an hour. Ordered from my most favourite down. I also add the link to my personal favourite song of the particular album.

1. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2. Windir - Arntor
3. Paysage d'Hiver - Paysage d'Hiver
4. Negură Bunget - OM
5. Blut aus Nord - Ultima Thulée

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Created by Alien1988 on 14.05.2014



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Some Ripping Black And Blackened Death Faves...

This is a list of some of my favorite speedy ripping Black and Blackened Death metal albums...

1. 1349 - Hellfire
2. Abigail Williams - In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns
3. Angelcorpse - The Inexorable
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Eschaton
5. Anagnorisis - Overton Trees

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Created by psykometal on 29.01.2012



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Favorite Black Metal Albums

1. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
2. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
3. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
4. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
5. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

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Created by ManiacBlasphemer on 02.10.2012



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Best Albums Of 2007

1. Watain - Sworn to the Dark
2. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
3. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
4. Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon
5. Machine Head - The Blackening

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 08.04.2011



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Best Releases Of 2001-2010

As we go into 2011, I decided to look back on the last decade, and try and put together a list of what I believe are the highest quality, and favorite releases of the previous decade.

I believe "best" is something of a misnomer, since people's opinions of quality are biased to their tastes. So a more proper title would be "Best Releases that I Enjoyed from 2001-2010".

1. Deströyer 666 - Cold Steel... For an Iron Age
2. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
3. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
4. Cobalt - Gin
5. Behemoth - Demigod

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Created by BrutalN00dle on 25.12.2010



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THE GREATEST ALBUMS EVER.

A little something I threw together, the order matters but not entirely.

1. Deströyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
2. In Death I Beome - Black Wings, Grey Skies
3. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
4. Funeral Mist - Salvation
5. Watain - Sworn to the Dark

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Created by Tanglehoof on 12.10.2010



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Top 25 Albums Of 2007

Favorite releases from 2007

1. Defeated Sanity - Psalms Of The Moribund
2. Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
3. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
4. Candlemass - King Of The Grey Islands
5. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao

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Created by Dangerboner on 02.03.2010



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Top 20 Albums Of Inspirational Evil

These are the Top 20 albums in no particular order that i consider to be the darkest, most powerful, inspirational metal i have heard

1. Secrets Of The Moon - Privilegivm
2. Watain - Sworn To The Dark
3. Dissection - Reinkaos
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Eschaton
5. Behemoth - Thelema 6

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Created by evilbuck30 on 08.04.2012



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